The state health department is reviewing the process by which medical marijuana doctors are approved to recommend or prescribe the drug to patients. Currently, a person has to go through a long drawn out process to get a prescription from a doctor before they can buy legally from a retail outlet. In order for that system to be made more efficient, the state is considering making changes that would make it easier to get a medical marijuana ID card similar to those used by doctors. Ohio Green Team – Medical Marijuana Doctors & Recommendations offers excellent info on this.
Currently, there are only three approved doctors who can recommend or prescribe medical cannabis cards. If the state’s review ends up changing the number of doctors who can recommend or prescribe the drug, the process will no longer be controlled by the current system. Currently, each doctor will be assigned a limited number of medical cannabis doctors who will be allowed to request the cards from them. Once the individual gets their card, it is their responsibility to use it for treatment approved by the doctor. Patients will be able to buy the drug from any local or state approved source and can grow their own medicine. However, without a proper treatment plan in place, it is possible the individual could end up wasting a lot of time and money on treatment that does not work.
For many patients and their families, the ability to see a doctor and have access to a specific list of approved conditions that are qualified are essential. However, without the right amount of education and understanding on the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana, many doctors may not be aware of the specific types of conditions that are covered. Some patients may also end up using the wrong dosage or combination of oils or creams, which can lead to dangerous side effects or even injury. The review of the Medical Marijuana Doctors program should take an in depth look at how it will be able to improve the state of the medical field in the state. Right now, there are too many doctors who are not taking the time to fully understand what the program is designed to do and how it can help patients with various ailments.